Meeting for the First Time

ใฏใ˜ใ‚ใพใ—ใฆ hajimemashite - meeting for the first time. Let's start on the right foot together.

ใฉใ†ใž ใ‚ˆใ‚ใ—ใ ใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚ douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu - More polite than the above.

ใ“ใกใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ ใ‚ˆใ‚ใ—ใ ใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ—ใพใ™ kochirakoso, yoroshiku onegaishimasu - Same here, nice to meet you too.


็งใฏ๏ผฟ๏ผฟ๏ผฟใงใ™ใ€‚ watashi wa _____ desu. I am ______.

็งใฏ๏ผฟ๏ผฟ๏ผฟใจ็”ณใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚ watashi wa ___ to moushimasu. I am _____. (more polite)

ใŠๅๅ‰ใฏ๏ผŸ onamae wa? What is your name?

ใ“ใกใ‚‰ใฏ็”ฐไธญใ•ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚ kochira wa tanaka san desu. This is Mr. (or Ms/Mrs) Tanaka.

็งใฏใ‚ขใƒกใƒชใ‚ซใ‹ใ‚‰ใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ watashi wa amerika kara kimashita. I am from America.


ใŠใฏใ‚ˆใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ ohayou gozaimasu Good morning.
ใ“ใ‚“ใซใกใฏ konnichi wa Hello (during the day)
ใ“ใ‚“ใฐใ‚“ใฏ konban wa Good evening


ๅ…ƒๆฐ—ใงใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ genki desu ka? How are you?
ๅ…ƒๆฐ—ใงใ™ใ€‚ genki desu. I'm fine.
่‹ฑ่ชžใŒ่ฉฑใ›ใพใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ eigo ga hanasemasu ka? Can you speak English?
ๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใŒๅฐ‘ใ—่ฉฑใ›ใพใ™ใ€‚nihongo ga sukoshi hanasemasu. I can speak a little Japanese.
ใ‚‚ใฃใจใ‚†ใฃใใ‚Š่ฉฑใ—ใฆใใ ใ•ใ„ใ€‚ motto yukkuri hanashite kudasai. Please speak slower.
ใ‚‚ใ†ไธ€ๅ›ž่ฉฑใ—ใฆใใ ใ•ใ„ใ€‚ mou ikkai hanashite kudasai. Please repeat that again.
ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ wakarimasu ka? Do you understand?
ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚Šใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚ wakarimasen. I don't understand.

ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ wakarimasu. I understand.

Holidays, Special Occasions:

ใ‚ใ‘ใพใ—ใฆ ใŠใ‚ใงใจใ†๏ผ akemashite omedetou - Happy New Year!
ไปŠๅนดใ‚‚ ใฉใ†ใž ใ‚ˆใ‚ใ—ใ kotoshi mo douzo yoroshiku - This year too, show me kindness.
( ๆœฌๆ—ฅใฏ )  ใŠใ‚ใงใจใ† ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ (honjitsu wa) omedetou gozaimasu - (On this day) Congratulations!!!

Thank You

ใฉใ†ใ‚‚ ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ† ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ doumo arigatou gozaimasu - The long one.
ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚arigatou gozaimasu - Shorter.

ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ† arigatou - Shorter still.
ใฉใ†ใ‚‚ doumo - Shortest

ใฉใ†ใ„ใŸใ—ใพใ—ใฆ douitashimashite You're welcome.

Other Non-Standard Thank yous

ๆฏŽๅบฆ ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ† ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ maido arigatou gozaimasu - Used mainly in shops. meaning: Thank you, every time.
ๆฏŽๅบฆ ใ‚ใ‚Š maido ari - a shortened 'cute' form of the above.
ใŠใŠใใซ ookini - Osaka dialect. Thanks

I'm Sorry

ๅพกๅ…ใชใ•ใ„ gomen nasai -I am sorry. Used when you did a bad thing.
ใ™ใฟใพใ›ใ‚“ sumimasen - I am sorry; Pardon, but... Used when you did a bad thing and when trying to get someones attention. Excuse me...
็”ณใ—่จณใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ›ใ‚“ moushi wake arimasen - I have no excuse for my bad bahavior, sorry.


ใƒใ‚คใƒใ‚ค bai bai Bye bye
ใพใŸใญ mata ne See you again
ใ•ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ‚‰ sayounara Good-bye

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